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DT 29142 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29142

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are enjoying the final vestiges of summer. Days are shorter, nights are cooler, and The Farmer’s Almanac predicts a brutal winter ahead.

Today’s puzzle is without question the work of RayT.… Continue reading >

DT 29112 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29112

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Greetings from Ottawa, where a cold, wet spring has given way to a hot, steamy summer. To cite Billy Wilder, “Some Like It Hot” and for those like myself who do, July has been ideal.… Continue reading >

DT 29082 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29082

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are having a few days of summer-like weather. Let’s hope it lasts as spring was pretty much a washout — in more ways than one.… Continue reading >

DT 29058 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29058

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Greetings from Ottawa, where spring is struggling to emerge. It has been one of the coldest and wettest springs on record and many low-lying riverfront properties are submerged (so 16d is rather timely).… Continue reading >

DT 29028 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29028

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we enjoyed a sunny and warm spring day yesterday. However, a heavy rainfall warning has been issued for the next couple of days. With the ground still frozen and consequently unable to absorb the downpour, there is danger of flooding.… Continue reading >

DT 29010 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29010

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Greetings from Ottawa, where several days of above freezing temperatures have started to have a noticeable effect on the snowbanks.

I logged into the Telegraph Puzzles website this evening (Wednesday) to a nasty surprise.… Continue reading >

DT 28992 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28992

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Greetings from Ottawa where we have been enjoying crisp, sunny weather for the most part. The days are getting noticeably longer and North America will change over to Daylight Saving Time on the weekend — three weeks ahead of the UK.… Continue reading >

DT 28968 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28968

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the weatherman has been throwing everything in his arsenal at us. We have gone from the super frigid temperatures of the polar vortex, to snow, rain, freezing rain, ice pellets, and now we have freezing drizzle to look forward to.… Continue reading >

DT 28956 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28956

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Greetings from Ottawa, where it has been snowing all day (I’m writing this Wednesday evening local time). By the time I awake tomorrow, the weatherman is 1d for the precipitation to go from snow, to freezing rain, to rain, and back to snow again.… Continue reading >

DT 28915 ~ Posted on

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 28915

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Greetings from Ottawa, for the second week running. Since last week, the weather has turned a bit colder and the skies a bit more grey. A construction crew has been working on our street since July replacing the existing storm sewer with a much larger one — not for our benefit but to carry the runoff from a neighbouring community.… Continue reading >